Services

Highlights

Each day Ozanam Inn provides the following services at no charge:

  • Prepare and serves 600 to 650 hot meals a day.
  • Dispense clothing to men, women and children.
  • Sleeps 96 homeless men each night and an additional 32 men on freeze night, furnishing each with toiletries, a warm shower, fresh pajamas, linens and a clean bed.
  • In-house counseling, case management, and rehabilitation programs for various dependency problems.
  • Chapel services with spiritual counseling, and additional counseling.
  • Assist with state ID’s and birth certificates.
  • Basic medical diagnosis, treatment, services, screening and treatment, prescription assistance and TB testing by medical professionals and students from LSU and Tulane and the Daughters of Charity mobile medical van.
  • Tulane University School of Medicine Weekend Clinic
  • Essential dental examination and care in partnership with LSU Dental School.
  • Dispense vouchers to women and children to other shelters.
  • Receive and disperse mail.
  • Haircuts to clients.
  • Assistance to develop social, work, and leadership habits and skills to help with transition from life on the street to independent living.
  • Services in career development, resumes and job search.
  • Assistance in locating and acquiring housing and resources for independent living.
  • Basic legal and notary services, including the "Homeless Court" recently developed in cooperation with local federal, state and local judges and attorneys.
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